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Today in Gear: February 17, 2014

Today in gear, we discuss Nokia's latest flagship for Verizon, new American made overnighters, a minimalist desk with an expandable work area and more.

Masters in Mobile

Best Smartphones

We know what you're thinking. Making three picks for the best smartphone of 2013 instead of crowning one ultimate winner is a total cop out. But our job here was clear: highlight innovations that benefit us all as users of smartphones. If there's one defining comment to draw from our award winners below, it's that a deliberate collaboration between hardware and software is critical to creating an excellent mobile device. Each of our Best Smartphone picks -- the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Motorola Moto X and the iPhone 5s -- pushes the boundaries of consumer technology and attempts to redefine the mobile experience in its own way.

Today in Gear: July 16, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 Ever get passed by an eighteen wheeler while driving a Mini? That’s what it’ll be like comparing the pictures your current phone takes with the 41MP beasts the new 1020 cranks out. Thanks to a ball-bearing-stabilized Carl Zeiss lens setup and a pretty serious image sensor, your panoramas are about to get...

They're calling

Dialed In: 10 Best Smartphones Available Now

There was a time when shopping for a cell phone was ridiculously simple. You’d waltz into the nearest Radio Shack, browse through a handful of demo devices anchored onto the wall, and spend a good four to five Benjamins on a BlackBerry 8700 or RAZR V3 (or the Nokia with the changeable covers, which was awesome). What hasn't changed: we're enslaved to our mobile devices. What has: the field of competitors. Over the past few months, we’ve seen new entries from every major smartphone manufacturer spread across all four mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and believe it or not, BlackBerry. The result for you: choosing the right smartphone can be an overwhelming decision at the moment. Well, we took the liberty of breaking down the top handsets on the market to help simplify the process. Here are the 10 smartphones worthy of your upgrade.

Today in Gear: May 15, 2013

Clarks Sportswear Tawyer Sky in Camouflage Clarks, ever the go-to for comfort and classic men’s footwear style, has introduced a sportswear homage to the Wallaby to compliment the rest of their line. Obviously, the color scheme plays the lead role here; this camouflage is very much not the “for stalking animals” type. $120 Olympus PEN...

12 gifts for the tech obsessed

12 Guys of Christmas: The Techie

To the inexperienced, the words “techie” and “guy” seem synonymous. Sure, most guys do like technology these days — but like does not true a techie make. So while this list can absolutely be applied to any modern man, its real target is the hardcore gadget nut. The one who scours the blogs and refreshes...

Second fiddle never sounded so good

Nokia Lumia 820

With all the noise surrounding Nokia’s other Windows 8 phone, it’s easy for to ignore the Nokia Lumia 820. And while it is, basically, a scaled-down version of the 920 (in both size and specs), that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a look. The 820 shares many of the same genetics as its big brother:...

Dashingly Different

Nokia Lumia 920

Copying is always the easy way out of anything. That’s why we’ve been impressed with the Nokia Microsoft partnership — since both firms appear hell-bent on blazing their own trails on the mobile road map. The newly announced flagship Nokia Lumia 920 is as impressive as it is bold and serves as an excellent starting...

Scandinavian Champion

Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first overwhelmingly positive result born from two mobile underdogs. It’s essentially Nokia’s gorgeous N9 on the hardware side, packed finally with a mobile OS (Windows Phone 7) whose tombstone isn’t already chiseled. Its curved, 3.7-inch, 12.1mm-thick polycarbonate frame and ClearBlack AMOLED display looks and feels almost like the iPod...

Another Force Enters the Netbook Battle

Nokia Booklet 3G

Yes, we know, it’s just another netbook. The proverbial device that technology companies are getting meth-like shakes over left and right. One wrinkle on this story, though, is that it’s the first to be released by a phone manufacturer. Called the Booklet 3G, there’s no doubt the device’s roots stem from the world of cellphones....

Nokia N97 & 5800 XpressMusic

Gunning for the iphone, Danish Style With the release of the N97 yesterday and the announcement of the 5800 XpressMusic hitting US markets in early 2009, it seems the world’s leading mobile phone supplier is finally wading into the battle for global smart phone domination. Take a quick look of each at both of their...

Nokia n810 WiMAX Edition Tablet

Not long ago Nokia announced the N810 Tablet, a personal tablet device with a 4″ screen, wi-fi, camera, GPS and 2GB of built-in storage with expansion up to 10GB through an SD-card. The Linux powered device was an interesting proposition because it basically allowed for infinite development through it’s open source operating system. Something the...

Nokia N95 [CES 2008]

The much lusted after Nokia N95 is finally coming to the US officially in it’s new 8gb format. The multimedia computer (calling this thing a phone is blasphemy) is the size of smartphone and equipped with an five megapixel camera, mp3 and media player, HSPDA connectivity (read 3G), GPS navigation, web browsing services, and more...

Nokia N95

The Nokia N95 brings a lot to the table. In our opinion, it trumps even the slickness of the iPhone and outpaces the technology of the soon-to-be-released Blackberry 8830. It offers a dual sliding feature (one side revealing media player controls and the other side a full keypad). Noteworthy Features: 5-megapixel camera video/audio player GPS...